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Education Policy

TWENTIETH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 19, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION POLICY
Chair, Representative Carlos Mariani

MINUTES

Representative Mariani, Chair of Committee on Education Policy, called the meeting to order at 10:05AM on March 19, 2013 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Mariani, Chair
Brynaert, Vice Chair
Erickson, S., Lead
Anderson, M.
Barrett
Benson, J.
Bly
Davnie
Erickson, R.
Faust
Kiel
Kresha
Leidiger
Marquart
Morgan
Nornes
Sawatzky
Urdahl
Wills
Yarusso

Members excused:
Isaacson

A quorum was present

Rep. Mariani moved that H.F. 1383 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee of Government Operations

Rep. Newton presented H.F. 1383 (Newton); Special Education case loads rask force established, individualized education program development governing rules modified, and special education service purchasing governing rules modified.

Rep. Mariani moved that H.F. 1383 be amended, (see amendment H1383A1) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Rep. Mariani moved that H.F. 1383, as amended, be amended, (see attached amendment H1383A2) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 1383, as amended:

Kevin McHenry, Minnesota Department of Minnesota
Sue Abderholden, NAMI MN
Elaine Keefe, Minnesota Children with Disabilities Coalition
Rick Heller, Citizen Advocate

Rep. Davnie moved to amend H.F. 1383, as amended with the following oral amendment:

Page 1, Line 14, delete "maximum number", insert "appropriate number"

Rep. Mariani renewed the motion that H.F. 1383, as amended be passed and re-referred to the Committee of Government Operations THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Rep. Mariani moved that H.F. 356 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance

Rep. Newton presented H.F. 356 (Newton); School districts allowed to use sage schools levy proceeds collaborating with mental health professionals and money appropriated.

Rep. Mariani moved that H.F. 356 be amended (see attached amendment H0356A2) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

The following people offered testimony of H.F. 356, as amended:

Sue Abderholden, NAMI MN
Jeff Ronneberg Superintendent
Sandra Lewandowski, Superintendent
Rick Heller, Citizen Advocate

Rep. Mariani renewed his motion that H.F. 356, as amended be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Rep. Mariani moved that H.F. 986 be laid over.

Rep. Newton presented H.F. 986 (Newton); School personnel notice and reporting requirement added.

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 986:

Dr. Walter Roberts, Mankato State University
Robert Aronson, Elementary and Secondary Principals Association
Kirk Schneidawind, Minnesota School Board Association

Chair Mariani laid the bill over.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:31 AM.




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Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair



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Jamael Lundy, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF356 (Newton) - School districts allowed to use safe schools levy proceeds for collaborating with mental health professionals, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1383 (Newton) - Special education case loads task force established, and report required.
  • HF1059 (Morgan) - Charter school provided, and annual portfolio report authorized.
  • HF986 (Newton) - School personnel notice and reporting requirements added.
Documents:

HF986 will be heard on an informational basis.